This is my second post today. Card Concept
Forest Friends is just below this!
It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Rita Wright.
I'm always amused at the "phobias" of the various people on the Freshly Made Sketches design team. The most well-known is someone who gets quite distressed when there is a circle on the sketch. We've started apologizing in advance to her if the sketch we create happens to have a circle. My phobia isn't well-known, but I'll tell you now - I can't do things that are all centered. To put that big banner on my card, I had to put something off center on the banner. And that little banner gave me an extra headache because it really made everything look centered. I might have stretched things a bit - but here's how I dealt with my problem.
Do you like my little leaf pretending to be the tiny banner in the sketch?!
The big leaf is actually the die cut to a stamped leaf and as such, it's a little "thick" to stand alone. After struggling with a number of methods of getting a variety of rich fall colors on the stamp, I finally gave up, puddled some Distress Inks on a block and laid the die cut right in the colorful puddle. Had I been thinking clearly, instead of acting out of frustration, it would have occurred to me to switch to a stand-alone die! Having said that, the chunky leaf led me to the sentiment. I'd actually planned a more "delicate" stamped sentiment but it didn't match the leaf. I like how it ended up.
I hope to see you playing along with this week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. I would guess that by the time I look at everybody's card, I will have gained some understanding of how to center things!
Ahhh! Now we know your greatest fear -- centering. haha! You appear to have conquered it quite successfully this time as you've made a beautiful card. I love the Fall colors and the multi-colored leaves.ReplyDelete
I love how you dealt with your fear.....so creative.....and so beautiful! Gorgeous card in every way! And I like things askew myself!ReplyDelete
Oh how lovely!!! I like how the leaf die cut came out and that chunkier sentiment looks fabulous!! Great card!!ReplyDelete
I love the way you have conquered your fear of centered things!! This is terrific Kim and the coloring on your leaves is pretty!ReplyDelete
I need to get some more picture dies! You have inspired me! Hugs xxxReplyDelete
You card is fabulous,Kim!! The colors are perfect and i love the leaves!!ReplyDelete
Ok,have to keep this in mind...NOT centering!! ;) But i love how you made this work,so beautiful!!!
I think you've handled your phobia perfectly! The leaves look great colored that way. I can never get that to work for me!ReplyDelete
I hope it's alright that I chuckled at your phobia...I have so many that I couldn't keep track of them if I tried. (Lots of coloring, good watercoloring, lots of layers, mixed media...you get the idea, lol) But you've overcome yours and made a delightful card, Kim. The colors and textures and how wonderfully you've followed the sketch has made for one nice card. Full of Fall goodness. I like it too! BevReplyDelete
Great way to get something on this symmetrical sketch that's off-centre. I've been admiring those big leaves and I only just realised when I saw your supply list that I've actually got those dies! Doh!ReplyDelete
The leave is so perfectly colored for fall - great card!ReplyDelete
As a person who may have a circle phobia I do not believe for a second that you have a "centred" phobia! your card is gorgeous! I love those leaves! Such rich colours! This will definitely delight someone!ReplyDelete
"Centered phobia".....you crack me up! I had no idea and would never have if you hadn't confessed. I just love your off center leaf and all the beautiful color details on it!ReplyDelete
Wow, perfectly centered and oh-so-pretty! I love the paper colors and DSP you choose for this beauty, and the enamel dots are the perfect accent for those gorgeous leaves.ReplyDelete
LOL I think we are opposite; I freak out if things aren't centered! You did an amazing job with sketch. I am loving the gorgeous fall colors you used too.ReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous - I am loving your take on this weeks sketch and I especially love those multi-coloured leaves.ReplyDelete